Aviation, Space and Defense

AS 9100, AS 9120 - Aerospace Safety, Reliability and Legal Conformity

Aerospace Industry

A focus on Supply Chain Management

Leading aerospace companies increasingly require their suppliers to become certified to AS9100 and/or AS9120. This trend to concentrate on only “a few strategic suppliers”, places a heavy emphasis on supply chain management – a development that resulted in significantly increased demand. With an increase to more than 400 certified sites worldwide, DQS Inc. ranks among the most significant certification bodies for the aerospace industry. The offices of DQS Inc. in the USA and DQS GmbH in Germany hold strong market positions.

AS9100 / AS9120

Aerospace industry suppliers that compete in an environment of high-risk products, either goods or services, benefit from the AS9100 and 9120 standards. For the manufacturer (AS9100) or distributors (AS9120), these standards strategically enhance their quality management system.
What can be achieved?

  • Continual improvementAerospace - AS9100 standards offer a framework for comprehensive quality management systems based on ISO 9001:2008.
  • Increased error prevention
  • Strengthening of reliability and process capability in an organization’s value chain
  • A high degree of customer satisfaction
  • Employee satisfaction

AS91xx series of standards offer a framework for comprehensive quality management systems based on ISO 9001:2008.

In the course of neutral and independent assessments, the industry-authenticated DQS Inc. auditors focus on the identification of potential for improvement. This approach supplies significant momentum for improving productivity beyond the simple confirmation of conformance.

Benefits of certification include:

  • Visible sign of the fulfillment of OEM requirements
  • The organization is listed as a certified supplier in the OASIS database
  • Cost savings Integration of requirements from the normative and legally regulated areas
  • A transparent and logical structuring, release, and alteration of requirements, specifications, and products – by way of configuration management

Recent Developments

The aerospace industry has released a major revision to AS9100, AS9110, and AS9120 recently. ISO 9001:2015 is the basis for these standards with aviation, space, and defense requirements added to it. Here is our transition notification for more information.

The timeframe for transition is aggressive as it is aligned with the ISO 9001:2015 transition timing. It is important to begin preparing for this transition as soon as possible. To help prepare, the IAQG is offering free 9100D:2016 Deployment Support Webinars:  “Key Changes” and “Clause by Clause”. It is recommend that individuals attend the “Key Changes” webinar first followed by the “Clause by Clause” webinar.  To review the webinar schedule and register, please visit www.iaqg.org/scmh. DQS also has a series of five free webinars that extensively review the changes to ISO 9001 to aid you in your transition.

We will continue to partner with you during this transition to make process as smooth and simple as possible. Please continue to watch our website for additional information.

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